Speeches, Presentations, Doodle Summaries

THF 2021 - Day 1

THF 2021 - Day 2

Forum Session Day 1

Welcome Remarks / Opening Address & Launch

Special Address: Peeling the Layers of Philanthropy

Keynote Address: The Good Doughnut – Redesigning the Shape of Progress

Core Session: People & Institutions – Building Effective Alliances

Special Address: From Charity to Justice

Keynote Address: Fighting Inequality in Times of Crisis

Introductory Remarks: Let’s Be WISER

Core Session: People & Society – Strengthening from the Bottom-Up

Special Address: New Horizons of Financing Positive Social Impact

Forum Session Day 2

Special Address: Re-imagining a Just and Sustainable Tomorrow

In Conversation: Learning From The Pandemic – Weaving in a Social Justice Perspective

Special Address: Towards a National Reset

Special Session: Looking Forward to Malaysia 2030

Special Session: Having An Ear To The Ground: Listening To Stories From The Community

Introductory Remarks: Building Future-Ready Leaders

Core Session: People & Leadership – Effective Stewardship in Challenging the Status Quo

Vote of Thanks / ArtsFAS Special Performance & Closing: A Celebration of Malaysian Art & Artists

Forum Highlights

BE PART OF THOUGHT LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS TO REALISE A VISION FOR AN EQUAL AND JUST MALAYSIA

YOU CAN HELP SHAPE MALAYSIA’S FUTURE!

Nation building calls on each of us to play our part in
shaping a more inclusive and progressive Malaysia

ARE SOCIO-ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES ON THE RISE IN MALAYSIA?

What has been the compounding impact of health
pandemic on our communities?

THIS IS THE MALAYSIA WE ALL WANT EQUITABLE • JUST • INCLUSIVE

THROUGH THE LENS
OF GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS

3 CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY,
1 COMMON GOAL:
A BETTER MALAYSIA

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Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

Former Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
and Former Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan was Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s (“Khazanah”) Managing Director from August 2018 to August 2021. Prior to joining Khazanah, he held positions as CEO of the Employees Provident Fund (“EPF”), Managing Director of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, and also served at Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional. He is currently a Non-Executive Board Member of Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad and Malaysia Airlines Berhad. He holds a Master of Arts from Cambridge University and a Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford University.

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Nicky Wilkinson

Executive Director, Firetree Philanthropy

Nicky Wilkinson is the Executive Director of Firetree Philanthropy.

 

Firetree supports work in Southeast Asia that facilitates more just, equitable and inclusive futures. Nicky’s entire career has been in the non-profit space, principally working in the field of youth leadership and sexual reproductive health rights. She has also worked in the social innovation field in the UK. Nicky has lived and worked in multiple countries and is currently based in Singapore. She is currently a trustee of 3 grassroots organisations too.

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YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama
Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz

Minister of Finance, Malaysia

Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz is currently the Minister of Finance and a Senator of Malaysia’s Dewan Negara, the upper house of parliament.

 

He is a respected figure in the financial services sector, particularly in change management and investment banking, with over 22 years of experience in banking and finance. Prior to becoming the Minister of Finance, he was the Group CEO/Executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Berhad, ASEAN’s fifth largest universal bank and a world leader in Islamic finance. In addition, Zafrul was the President Commissioner of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk, Indonesia’s second largest private bank.

 

Zafrul has held senior positions at Citigroup Malaysia, Kenanga Holdings Berhad, and Avenue Securities, as well as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Holdings. He has also ventured into entrepreneurship as the CEO of Tune Money Sdn Bhd, Asia’s first “no-frills” online financial service provider.

Zafrul graduated from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom in Economics and Accounting. He holds a Masters in Finance and Management from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom and was certified as a Fellow Chartered Banker by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers in 2015.

As an advocate for Malaysia’s socioeconomic development, Zafrul frequently engages with the youth on topics he is passionate about, such as leadership, sustainability, and techpreneurship. In 2015, he combined his love of running and charity by raising RM200,000 for Make-A-Wish Malaysia through his first marathon, the Tokyo Marathon. Zafrul is also an Honorary Commander of the Navy Volunteer Reserve under the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Zafrul has held senior positions at Citigroup Malaysia, Kenanga Holdings Berhad, and Avenue Securities, as well as Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Maybank Kim Eng Holdings. He has also ventured into entrepreneurship as the CEO of Tune Money Sdn Bhd, Asia’s first “no-frills” online financial service provider.

 

Zafrul graduated from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom in Economics and Accounting. He holds a Masters in Finance and Management from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom and was certified as a Fellow Chartered Banker by the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers in 2015.

 

As an advocate for Malaysia’s socioeconomic development, Zafrul frequently engages with the youth on topics he is passionate about, such as leadership, sustainability, and techpreneurship. In 2015, he combined his love of running and charity by raising RM200,000 for Make-A-Wish Malaysia through his first marathon, the Tokyo Marathon. Zafrul is also an Honorary Commander of the Navy Volunteer Reserve under the Royal Malaysian Navy.

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Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar

Chairperson, Klima Action Malaysia

Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar is the co-founder of the climate justice group Klima Action Malaysia (KAMY), mobilizing the declaration of climate emergency in Malaysia. Nadiah is a firm believer of the feminist principles of nurturing meaningful partnership, grassroots mobilization, peacebuilding, and strengthening constituencies across the civil society for the people’s led climate action. She is also a climate policy researcher and consultant at several local think tanks and international institutions like ISIS Malaysia, SIPRI, Climate Tracker, European Climate Foundation, INGKA group’s Young Leaders and the international advisory group for the environment, climate and biodiversity under the Minister for International Development Cooperation in Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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Tan Sri Nazir Razak

Founding Partner & Chairman, Ikhlas Capital

Tan Sri Nazir Razak is currently the Chairman and Founding partner of Ikhlas Capital. He is also non executive Chairman of Bank Pembagunan Malaysia Berhad and PLS Berhad.

He had a 29-year career with CIMB Group where he served as CEO and non executive Chairman for 15 and 4 years respectively. He was the driving force behind CIMB group’s rise from an investment bank into a regional universal bank in ASEAN with various accolades to both his and CIMB’s name.

 

Nazir has been active in both philanthropy and advocacy. He founded the CIMB Foundation in 2007 and then, as a prostate cancer survivor himself, he joined the Board of Trustees for the 

Urological Cancer Trust Fund of Universiti Malaya. He also advocates for a national reset for Malaysia via the setting up of a “Better Malaysia Assembly”.

 

His new book, “What’s in a Name”, begins with his attempt to understand his father Tun Razak as a person and a leader. He then shares his career journey at CIMB and navigating the political economy that was part of the Tun Razak legacy. The Tun Razak legacy and Nazir’s career then collide in the 1MDB scandal forcing him to make some fateful personal choices. At the end of the book he shares his critical analysis of the Malaysian political economy and recommends a way forwards for a national reset.

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DAY 1 – 17 November 2021 – 9.15am – 9.30am

Opening Address & Launch

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YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama
Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz

Minister of Finance, Malaysia

About Yayasan Hasanah

Yayasan Hasanah (“Hasanah”) is the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia. Hasanah was set up as an independent entity on 1 July 2015, building on nine years of Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts previously driven by Khazanah. As a grant-giving organisation, Hasanah goes beyond ringgit and sen to facilitate an ecosystem of transformation, working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, infusing a spirit of advocacy and building capacity in five key focus areas: Education; Community Development; Environment; Arts and Public Spaces; and Knowledge. Collectively and collaboratively, Hasanah hopes to shift the needle of social and community reform for Malaysians, towards a better Malaysia.

About The Hasanah Forum

The Hasanah Forum is designed as a thought leadership platform to foster critical thinking, deepen conversations, nurture collaborative thought leadership and encourage action for constructive change.

 

With the theme, From Charity to Justice – A Vision for an Equal and Just Malaysia, the inaugural Hasanah Forum 2021 will be held on November 17-18. The two-day virtual forum will draw on the knowledge, experience, and insights of 35 thought leaders, comprising international and local speakers and panelists, to deepen conversations around key issues impacting nation-building such as socio-economic and environmental injustices, leadership, philanthropy, dignity, and rights. The Core Sessions – People & Society, People & Institutions, and People & Leadership – tackles issues on empowerment for citizen-led actions, lasting systemic and institutional changes as well as 21st Century solutions and innovations. Deliberations around the 3 Special Sessions – The Pandemic, Malaysia’s Future, and Our Non-Profit & Social Enterprise Ecosystem – addresses issues presently facing the nation and will set the stage for key collaborative actions. Some 1,000 participants are expected to be in attendance.

 

The Hasanah Forum is organised by Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, committed to serve as a catalyst for social change towards a more inclusive and progressive Malaysia.

About Yayasan Hasanah

Yayasan Hasanah (“Hasanah”) is the impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”), the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia. Hasanah was set up as an independent entity on 1 July 2015, building on nine years of Corporate Responsibility (CR) efforts previously driven by Khazanah. As a grant-giving organisation, Hasanah goes beyond ringgit and sen to facilitate an ecosystem of transformation, working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, infusing a spirit of advocacy and building capacity in five key focus areas: Education; Community Development; Environment; Arts and Public Spaces; and Knowledge. Collectively and collaboratively, Hasanah hopes to shift the needle of social and community reform for Malaysians, towards a better Malaysia.

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 2.45pm – 4.15pm

Core Session: People & Leadership
– Effective Stewardship in Challenging the Status Quo

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Speakers will discuss strategies of creating systems that actively champion community-based solutions and innovations, as well as effective collaboration
in the 21st century.

Jalil Rasheed

Group Chief Executive Officer, Berjaya Corporation Berhad

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood

Chair of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Board, Chairperson, Skymind Holdings Bhd

Dato’ Shahira Ahmed Bazari

Managing Director & Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Louise Pulford (Moderator)

Chief Executive Officer, Social Innovation Exchange

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 10.40am – 12.10pm

Special Session: Looking Forward to Malaysia 2030

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A real conversation between relevant stakeholders on their vision and strategies to advance and bolster social justice in Malaysia, the type of collaborative and collective efforts needed to change the system, and who can play a role in shifting the tide.

Ili Nadiah Dzulfakar

Chairperson,
Klima Action Malaysia

Tharma Pillai

UNDI 18

Shaq Koyok

Indigenous Art Activist

Dr Aizan Sofia Amin

Advocate for People With Disability; Senior Lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Youth Ambassador TN50, Tokoh Pekerja Negara (OKU) 2019

Melisa Idris (Moderator)

Senior Editor, Astro AWANI

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 12.15pm – 1.45pm

Special Session: Having An Ear To The Ground:
Listening To Stories From The Community

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This session provides an opportunity for CSO leaders working with diverse communities to share what interventions have worked for them; best practices, and the challenges faced. During the session, CSO leaders will share insights that decision makers- government, foundation, corporate leaders could keep in mind while allocating resources and supporting non-profit and social enterprise ecosystem.

Kon Onn Sein

Director Foundation for Community Studies and Development (Yayasan Kajian & Pembangunan Masyarakat)

Sasibai Kimis

Founder, Earth Heir

Jacqueline Fong

Co-Founder, Tanoti Crafts

Rashvin Pal Singh

Chief Executive Officer, Biji-Biji Initiative

Deborah Chan (Moderator)

Co-founder of Wiki Impact

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 9.25am – 10.05am

In Conversation: Learning From The Pandemic
– Weaving in a Social Justice Perspective

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The session will explore lessons learned from managing the pandemic and its impact on communities and vulnerable groups towards a more community-centred and inclusive response.

Dato' Prof. Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at University of Malaya's Faculty of Medicine, WHO Science Council Member, and Member, National Recovery Council

Assistant Professor Dr Melati

Assistant Professor of Economics at the Asia School of Business and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Introducer :
Shabana Palpanaban

Senior Manager, Strategic Communications, Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 1 – 17 November 2021 – 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Core Session: People & Society
– Strengthening from the Bottom-Up

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The session will delve into strategies and practices on how to realise bottom-up approaches in empowering local actors, community leaders and Civil Society Organisations for citizen-led action.

Anshu Gupta

Founder, GOONJ

Dato’ Dr Hartini Zainudin

Co-Founder, Yayasan Chow Kit

Datuk Dr Anis Yusal Yusoff

Principal Research Fellow at Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Yibin Chu

Head of Community Investing and Development, Asia Pacific, Citi

Nicky Wilkinson (Moderator)

Executive Director, Firetree Philanthropy

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DAY 1 – 17 November 2021 – 10.45am – 12.15pm

Core Session: People & Institutions
– Building Effective Alliances

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This panel acknowledges the importance of collaboration between key stakeholders and discusses the roles, changes and challenges in striving towards a lasting systemic and institutional change.

Professor Dato’ Dr Ahmad Faizal Mohd Perdaus

President, MERCY Malaysia

Zakiah Jaafar

Deputy Secretary-General of Treasury (Policy), Ministry of Finance Malaysia

Professor Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Senior Research Advisor, Khazanah Research Institute

Leong Cheung

Executive Director Charities & Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Naina Subberwal Batra (Moderator)

Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network)

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 4.25pm – 4.55pm

ArtsFAS Special Performance & Closing:
A Celebration of Malaysian Art & Artists

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Sutra Foundation

Hands Percussion

Persatuan Cinta Seni Budaya (PERSIDAYA)

Introducer :
Zainariah Johari

Lead, Arts, Heritage and Public Spaces, Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 4:20pm -4:25pm

Vote of Thanks

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Dato’ Shahira Ahmed Bazari

Managing Director & Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 2.30pm – 2.40pm

Introductory Remarks: Building Future-Ready Leaders

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Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar

Trustee of Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 10.15am – 10.35am

Special Address: Towards a National Reset

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Tan Sri Nazir Razak

Founding Partner & Chairman, Ikhlas Capital

Introducer :
Sharifah Norjumiza Syed Agil

Head, Corporate Support Services,
Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 2 – 18 November 2021 – 9.00am – 9.20am

Special Address:

Re-imagining a Just and Sustainable Tomorrow

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Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood

Professor and Executive Director,
Sunway Centre for Planetary Health;
Pro-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Introducer :
Anita Ahmad

Lead Community Development,
Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 1 – 17 November 2021 – 4.35pm – 4.55pm

Special Address:
New Horizons of Financing Positive Social Impact

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Tan Sri Shahril Ridza Ridzuan

Former Managing Director, Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Former Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah

Introducer :
Emilia Maizura Harun

Lead, Partnerships, Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 1 – 17 November 2021 – 2.45pm – 2.55pm

Introductory Remarks:
Let’s Be WISER

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Dzulkifli Abdul Razak,
Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato

Trustee of Yayasan Hasanah

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DAY 1 – 17 November 2021 – 2.00pm – 2.40pm

Keynote Address: Fighting Inequality in Times of Crisis

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Ben Phillips

Co-Founder, Fight Inequality Alliance and Author,
“How to Fight Inequality (And Why That Fight Needs You)”

Introducer :
Aditi Malhotra

Head, MLE & Knowledge, Yayasan Hasanah 

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